Porth Dafarch Beach (2 miles)
Porth Dafarch Beach
A quiet and secluded sand and rock cove with European Blue Flagged waters which are great for bathing in. There is a nearby RPSB tower with great views and a lot of birdlife.
Llanddwyn Bay (16 miles)
Sandy Blue Flag Award winner with plenty of character and very safe swimming. It's isolated but toilets and parking are nearby.
Llandudno Beach (33 miles)
Vast dark sands with decent swimming if you're being careful, donkey rides, Punch and Judy shows and the longest pier in Wales. Other attractions nearby.
Hells Mouth Beach (35 miles)
Hells Mouth Beach
Nearly four miles long and facing south west, Hells Mouth or Porth Neigwl is considered by many to be the best surf beach in Wales. Suited to strong swimmers only, this sandy beach is rarely over crowded.
Abersoch Beach (35 miles)
Sandy beach with spectacular views ideal for bathers and watersports lovers alike, though there is no lifeguard cover. Another quieter beach lurks around the corner.
Old Colwyn Beach (39 miles)
Old Colwyn Beach
Great for waters sports, sea fishing and sand castles, cycling and hiking and with good immediate amenities. Busy in the summer.
Harlech Beach (39 miles)
Sandy beach with acceptable swimming (if you don't mind jellyfish), also offering locally a castle, nature reserve and promontory with an unusual abundance of sea shells.
Fenella Beach aka Peel Beach (62 miles)
Wallasey Beach (65 miles)
Good for swimming and kitesurfing though pay heed to the restrictions; lighthouse, fort and museum nearby.
Formby Beach (66 miles)
An unspoilt wilderness of a beach, run by the National Trust and with a nature reserve adjacent. Not the best choice if you're looking to swim etc., but lovely for exploring.
Ainsdale Beach (68 miles)
Sandy, dune backed bathing beach boasting the oldest iron built pier in the country, with a nature reserve adjacent. Village with facilities nearby.
Lytham St Annes Beach (74 miles)
Lytham St Annes
Lytham St Annes Beach
Donkey rides on the sand, a renovated Victorian Pier, children's playgrounds, Lytham's famous green windmill, cafes, ice-cream parlours and municipal gardens: it's a place of irresistible old fashioned charm!
GreenWood Forest Park (20 miles)
GreenWood Forest Park
Discover endless Family Adventure, including the world's first people-powered roller coaster and Wales's longest sledge run!
Anglesey Sea Zoo (18 miles)
Anglesey Sea Zoo
Anglesey's Leading All Weather Family Attraction! There is amazing marine life to see at the biggest aquarium in Wales! Will you enter the Seven Sisters Shipwreck, or dare to walk the Shark Pool grids?Over 150 native species, from the familiar to the strange, there's something for everyone!
Pili Palas Nature World (20 miles)
Pili Palas Nature World
Enter a jungle of butterflies, exotic animals and amazing creatures including the new Meerkats. Indoor soft play area for young children, adventure play areas, giant bouncy castle, ride-on tractors, nature trail, picnic areas, café and much more, there’s something for everyone here!
Dwyfor Ranch Rabbit Farm (31 miles)
Dwyfor Ranch Rabbit Farm
Children are allowed to handle a selection of different types of animals including rabbits, guinea pigs and puppies, as well as hand-feeding many of the larger animals such as pigmy goats, alpacas, rhea, donkeys, ponies, pigs and lambs.
Welsh Mountain Zoo (37 miles)
Welsh Mountain Zoo
Set in North Wales, high above Colwyn Bay with panoramic views and breathtaking scenery. Spend a perfect day at this family friendly Zoo, in the company of rare and endangered animals from Britain and around the World including red pandas, brown bears, monkeys and tigers!
The Childrens Farm Park (40 miles)
The Childrens Farm Park
Found within the Llanfair Slate Caverns Park. Visit Floss the donkey and her friends: various pigs, rabbits, calves, ducks, hens and many others too, all indoors. Plus their new arrivals 10 baby pigmy goats!
Foel Farm Park (18 miles)
Isle of Anglesey
Foel Farm Park
- offers a great family visit to experience the sights, sounds and smells of a real working farm. We invite all visitors to meet, touch and feed the animals.
Bodafon Farm Park (34 miles)
Bodafon Farm Park
A fun filled family day out on the farm. Play on the ride on tractors and adventure playground and make friends with all the different animals. We also have a large collection of birds and owls to see. Or just relax and enjoy good food in our courtyard cafe.
Moelfre Seawatch Centre (17 miles)
Moelfre Seawatch Centre
Children will marvel at the prospect of climbing aboard a real 20th century lifeboat. Discover the island's rich maritime history and learn about the wonderful array of maritime wildlife to be found in these coastal waters.
Electric Mountain (25 miles)
The hydro company's visitor centre, this provides tours of the power station at Dinorwig. Plus indoor adventure play for under 12s and a great climbing wall too.
National Slate Museum (25 miles)
National Slate Museum
In the shadow of Elidir mountain and the vast Dinorwig quarry, step straight into the past in Victorian workshops that tell a very special story. Designed as though engineers have just downed tools and left the courtyard for home, enjoy slate-splitting demonstrations, tours, the stunning countryside and much more.
Bangor Swimming Pool (22 miles)
Bangor Swimming Pool
Disability friendly water park with two water slides, three diving boards, football pitches and an outside paddling pool, as well as a good cafe.
Miri Mawr (12 miles)
They offer an action packed jungle play experience for the older children with slides, ball pools, crawl tubes, rope nets, bridges and much, much more, plus toddler area.
The Play Centre (22 miles)
The Play Centre
At âThe Play Centreâ parents can relax in their comfy zones whilst the children play happily for hours on end in this safe and secure environment.
Treasure Island Fun Centre (23 miles)
Treasure Island Fun Centre
Pirate themed adventure soft play with a separate Baby Pirate area. Walk the plank into the ball lagoon, explore the haunted cave, and more!
Bonkerz Fun Centre (33 miles)
Bonkerz Fun Centre
Children aged 3 and under can experience the toddler zone, with its interactive touch screen, slides, viewing pod and ball vacuum. The main play frame is suitable for all ages (even the parents!) with its mirror maze, astro turf sports zone, air cannons and giant slides.
Llandudno Junction Leisure Centre (34 miles)
Totally Ape (39 miles)
Monkey themed shenanigans on the main multi tiered play frame as well as the separate baby and toddler area. For under 12s. Free parking, free WiFi.
Sygun Copper Mine (31 miles)
Sygun Copper Mine
Audio presentation tour also with special lighting and sound effects. Plus Adventure playground, Panning for Gold, Pottery Painting, Metal Detecting.
Great Orme Ancient Mines (32 miles)
Great Orme Ancient Mines
Both an enjoyable and educational experience suitable for all ages. Walking through tunnels mined out over 3,500 years ago gives visitors a feel for the harsh conditions our prehistoric ancestors faced in their search for copper.
Llechwedd Slate Caverns (36 miles)
Llechwedd Slate Caverns
is an underground slate mines tour. With outdoor play area. Underground adventures plus underground overground zip-wires planned to open Easter 2014.
Llanfair Slate Caverns (40 miles)
Llanfair Slate Caverns
Descend Jacobs ladder and wonder through the tunnels and chambers, and look for the old drilling holes, and the likeness of a human face in the mighty no 6 cavern. As you emerge from the caverns, you face the breathtaking view of Cardigan Bay.
Plas Newydd (19 miles)
Large gardens, woodland walks and a marine walk along the Menai Straits, accessible by boat (optional). Also featuring a military museum with relics from the battle of Waterloo. Plus adventure playground and frisbee golf course!
Caernarfon Castle (19 miles)
Surely one of the most impressive of Walesâs castles, with unusual polygonal towers, the Eagle Tower being the most stunning of these.
Penrhyn Castle (22 miles)
19th century fantasy castle with spectacular contents and grounds, dolls museum, extensive Victorian kitchens, railway museum and adventure playground, Terrific views.
Inigo Jones Tudor Slate Works (22 miles)
Inigo Jones Tudor Slate Works
The tour of the slate workshops includes a Geological Historical Calligraphy and Letter Cutting exhibition. There is a quiz with a slate prize and a chance to have a go at calligraphy and to engrave on a piece of slate that you get to keep as a souvenir.
Beaumaris Gaol (22 miles)
This haunting history lesson will live in your memory for a long time. It will give you a fascinating insight into the world of the prisoner in Victorian times. They also have Britain's only original tread wheel.
Beaumaris Castle (23 miles)
Isle of Anglesey
on the Island of Anglesey is the great unfinished masterpiece. It was built as one of the (at the time) high tech 'iron ring' of North Wales castles by the English monarch Edward I.
Criccieth Castle (29 miles)
standing on its headland between two beaches, is a prominent North Wales landmark. It is also a landmark historic site, one of those rare castles with a foot firmly in both camps and a true testament to the varying fortunes of war.
Home Front Experience (33 miles)
Home Front Experience
Experience the sights, sounds and smells of civilian life during the Second World War at this unique indoor attraction.
Aberconwy House (33 miles)
Furnished rooms and an audio-visual presentation show daily life from different periods in its history. Features include ghost stories, children's trail and seasonal events.
Conwy Suspension Bridge (33 miles)
Conwy Suspension Bridge
See how trade and travel brought Conwy to life and discover how a husband and wife kept Thomas Telford's bridge open every day of the year, whatever the weather.
Portmeirion (36 miles)
Built by Clough Williams-Ellis on a private peninsula on the coast of Snowdonia to show how a beautiful place could be developed without spoiling it. It has shops, cafes and sub-tropical woodland gardens. Contains playground and sandy beach for kids to play on, worth a visit.
Harlech Castle (39 miles)
A combination of magnificent medieval architecture and breathtaking location, Harlech is an unmissable castle, a fact reinforced by its status as a World Heritage Inscribed site.
Llandudno Ski and Snowboard Centre (33 miles)
Llandudno Ski and Snowboard Centre
They offer the longest toboggan run in Wales and a scenic PermaSnow ski slope. Offering skiing, snowboarding, toboggan and sno-tubing with a fully licensed Alpine Lodge Bar and Restaurant.
Beacon Climbing Centre (20 miles)
Beacon Climbing Centre
Is a really exciting, massive new indoor climbing centre with the World's first CrazyClimb installation, climbing walls up to 17m high and a premium cafe with spectacular views overlooking the climbing areas. All day fun whatever the weather, with full instruction available for all ages and abilities.
Glasfryn Parc Bowling and Activities (28 miles)
Glasfryn Parc Bowling and Activities
Wakeboarding behind a cable on our lake (8yrs+); Go Karting with senior and junior go kart tracks; quad bike trekking (separate circuit for children); archery; ten pin bowling (licensed bar until late and homemade food until 9pm); Indoor Soft Play Centre and Ball Pool; Outdoor play area; Cafe and Dining Room with piano bar; award-winning Farm Shop; camping facilities and self catering cottages
Ropes and Ladders (25 miles)
Ropes and Ladders
Outdoor adventure activities for kids and adults from four years upwards. Dedicated adventure ropes course for four to eight year olds, high ropes activities for over eights and adults. All equipment and instruction provided. Adjacent trains, museums and country walks to keep the family entertained all day.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Best Beaches near Holyhead with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in North Wales can enjoy the great day out as well.
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